Destiny Etiko (born 12 August 1989) is a Nigerian actress who won the City People Movie Award for most Promising Actress (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016.

Early life and education

Etiko was born in Udi, a village located precisely in Enugu state, a southeastern geographical area of Nigeria occupied predominantly by the igbo people of Nigeria. Etiko received both her primary and secondary school education in Enugu State where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate and the West African Senior School Certificate. Etiko in bid to obtain a university degree relocated to Anambra state then applied to study Theater Arts In Nnamdi Azikiwe University located in Awka. Etiko was accepted and granted admission and eventually graduated with a degree in Theater Arts.

Career

Etiko described in an interview with Vanguard, a Nigerian newspaper, that after registering with the Actors Guild of Nigeria she ventured into the Nigerian movie industry commonly known as Nollywood in 2011 and described her experience then as a difficult one because she had to combine her acting career with her school requirements as she was still a student at the time. Etiko’s career received prominence after she featured in a movie titled Idemili which was produced in 2012 by Ernest Obi but was not released until 2014. Her role in the movie earned her a City People Entertainment Awards nomination. Before her role in the movie titled Idemili, Etiko had appeared in other movies although did not receive prominent roles in them.

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Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Most Promising Actress of the Year Award (English) Won

Personal life

Unlike what has become the norm in the Nigerian movie industry which is relocating to Lagos state in order to succeed as a creative, Etiko who was born in Enugu state, still resides there and has been living there throughout the course of her acting career. Etiko in an interview affirmed that she had been a victim of sexual harassment against women by male movie producers who are by far the majority as pertains movie productions in Nigeria. Etiko in 2019 gifted her mum an apartment and praised her for supporting her decision to become an actress. Her father on the other hand had vehemently opposed her decision to become an actress at the initial time. In May 2020, she lost her father.

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Without mincing words, Destiny Etiko remains one of the most generous and selfless actresses in the Nigerian movie industry. Her goodwill towards the less privileged people has earned her so much love and affection from the masses. Currently, the actress set up a non-profit organization in her name which is aimed basically at alleviating the miserable condition of people languishing in penury and destitution. Destiny Etiko Foundation (DEF) on countless occasions have reached out to people in various localities in order to lend a helping hand in any little way.

Selected filmography

  • The prince & I (2019)
  • Heart of Love (2019)
  • My sisters love (2019)
  • Poor Billionaire (2019)
  • Virgin goddess (2019)
  • Queen of love (2019)
  • The Sacred Cowry (2019)
  • The Return of Ezendiala (2019)
  • Barren Kingdom (2019)
  • Pains of the Orphan (2019)
  • Clap of Royalty (2019)
  • The Hidden Sin (2019)
  • Family Yoke (2019)
  • King’s Word (2019)
  • Sound of Evil (2019)
  • My Private Part (2019) as Stella
  • Power of Royalty (2019)
  • Sunset of Love (2019)
  • London Prince (2019)
  • Woman of Power (2019)
  • Tears of Regret (2018)
    Evil Seekers (2017)
  • Fear of a Woman (2016)
  • 3 Days to Wed (2016)
  • The Storm (2016)
  • Living in Poverty (2020)
  • Hour of Victory (2020)
  • Wrong turn (2021)
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Is Destiny Etiko in a relationship?

Destiny Etiko is a famous Nigerian actress popularly known for winning the City People Movie Award for Most Promising Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards held in 2016.

Destiny Etiko has always sparked rumors about her dating life with wedding gown photos that turn out to be scenes from movies but not her wedding.

Today, from Nigeria Insider, we shall confirm to you about the popular Nigerian actress that — Destiny Etiko is not married. Though the actress is not married, but she has revealed the identity of the man in relation with. On sharing on her social media profile, the actress shared on Instagram a photo of the man she calls ‘The Succesful Man’. His real name is Dr. Succes John and it is not known if Destiny Etiko is in a relationship with him.

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